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The Circle of Life Is Broken ~ Brendan Myers

January 6th, 2023

Canadian philosopher and author Brendan Myers has just released The Circle of Life Is Broken, a new book on the climate crisis, how we got here, and the human capacity for change published by the Moon Books imprint of John Hunt Publishing. Despite the title, Myers finds significant reason for hope and recommends two tangible ways that individuals can start to heal the planet.

The Circle of Life Is Broken stems from Myers’s lifelong love of the natural world and his career-long grappling with big questions. A philosophy professor at CÉGEP Heritage College in Gatineau, Québec, Myers briefly reviews three approaches that haven’t worked, examines three “root questions” at the heart of the climate crisis, and invites readers to fall in love with the Earth again through the practices of Green Sabbatical and Ecological Pilgrimage.

In a recent interview with the online magazine Evoke, Myers explains, “I decided I had to find a better idea [than traditional philosophy]… something with potential for artistic and spiritual inspiration, as well as practical applicability and ethical authority.” He invites readers to immerse themselves in their natural environments just as he draws inspiration from the forests and lakes of his Canadian homeland. In closing, he asks, “Can we heal the Circle of Life? Yes – if enough people come to love the Earth, to hear its call, to grasp what needs to be done, and do it.”

The Circle of Life Is Broken is available now in paperback at independent booksellers; Chapters, Indigo, and Coles; Barnes & Noble; via Amazon; and direct from the publisher. Learn more at

About the Author

Brendan Myers is the author of twenty books in philosophy, environmental ethics, history of ideas, spirituality, urban fantasy fiction, science fiction, and game design. His ideas have been featured by the Pacific Business and Law Institute, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the BC Civil Liberties Association, and the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Originally from Elora, Ontario, Brendan completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Guelph and earned a doctorate inphilosophy from the University of Galway. He now serves as professor at CÉGEP Heritage College in Gatineau, Québec.